Your Favorite Martian was a fictional band created by Ray William Johnson (with heavy involvement by Jesse Cale). This band was made for the YouTube music channel Youfavoritemartian (YFM). The channel was created in 2006, but didn't see any action until 2011. It was in 2011 that the characters in the YFM world were presented in a limited series, Your Favorite Martian: The Series, it showed the antics of the band members while on tour In 2012, the channel had a total of 43 songs by Your Favorite Martian uploaded.
On May 9, 2012, Your Favorite Martian began doing cover songs, explaining that all original content was going towards the album they had just announced. However, on November 30, 2012, the band announced that the "project had been retired." This was a direct result of a dispute between Maker Studios and Ray William Johnson, the co-creator of the band. Maker Studios, who had funded the production of YFM, and, specifically, the announced album, demanded a higher revenue share of Johnson's AdSense revenue and more control over the joint intellectual property of the two parties and, when Johnson declined, the network cut funding for the album. While eager fans have speculated that perhaps the album will be released at a later time, it is almost certain at this point that it never will.